Wind Turbine Engineer - Glasgow

28 days Annual Holiday, 10 Public Holidays, Discretionary Annual Bonus, DC Pension Scheme & Cashback Health Service - Operational Performance
Ref: 124 Date Posted: Friday 13 Oct 2017
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ORE Catapult – Levenmouth

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Wind Turbine Engineer to support, develop and deliver ORE Catapult’s goal of becoming, and remaining, a recognised centre of excellence in offshore renewable energy. This is an opportunity to help drive and deliver innovation activities in the rapidly growing offshore renewable energy industry.

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is one of 10 Catapults set up by the Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK. With locations in Glasgow, Levenmouth, and Blyth, the ORE Catapult is accelerating the development of commercially viable technologies applicable to offshore wind, wave and tidal power.

What is the role?

We are currently looking for a Wind Turbine Engineer, with relevant skills and experience to join our Engineering Team. As a key member of the Operational Performance directorate, you will ensure that delivery of projects, programmes and tests are underpinned by robust, expert and sustainable engineering processes, procedures and capability.  As part of the engineering team, the candidate will provide the high quality engineering support that the ORE Catapult’s multi-functional project teams require. The multi-functional approach also allows the members of the team an opportunity to build a varied range of project experience which is tailored to personal development aspirations and drives innovative project performance.

Each role within the Engineering team is developed to deliver a level of specialist knowledge in one or more areas. The blend of these roles across the team provides a broad, dynamic and high quality engineering resource for the ORE Catapult.

The specific role requirement currently being sought is an engineer with experience or expertise in some or all of the following:

  • Wind turbine operations and maintenance;

  • Measurement and instrumentation technology, including lidar;

  • SCADA systems and operational data from industrial plant, wind turbines experience desirable;

  • Data and communications systems;

  • Mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic engineering;

  • Practical experience, and enthusiastic, hands on ‘can do’ attitude.

What are my key responsibilities?

  • Maintain a high level of health and safety awareness in accordance with company procedures and current legislation, and encourage safe behaviours in the provision of the role.
  • Represent the ORE Catapult in a site environment, in particular the Levenmouth Demonstration turbine and  including  other site and office locations as projects require;
  • Support planning, implementation and reporting of technical activity on Levenmouth Demonstration Turbine.
  • Liaise with ORE Catapult test asset stakeholders including external asset management, internal project teams and customers.
  • Participate in public and privately funded research, development and advisory projects as a flexible resource;
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of demonstration and testing services to internal and external clients;
  • Produce high quality technical reports or documentation as appropriate to the role, and follow quality procedures for their release;
  • Keep abreast of technical developments and industry expertise to identify potential improvements to testing techniques;
  • Assist internal clients such as business development and research functions to provide tender support and promote the activities of the ORE Catapult;
  • Support management and engineering staff where required with technical knowledge;
  • Support and mentor junior technical staff as appropriate;
  • Maintain project records in accordance with company procedures;

What do I need to qualify for this role?

  • A degree or equivalent in an Engineering discipline, or HND/HNC/apprenticeship and/or supplemented by relevant experience.

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of working in and contributing to a safe system of work

  • Site based engineering experience

  • Good communication and time management skills.

  • Able to work effectively within a team environment and also using own initiative

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Customer facing capability and able to forge strong relationships.

  • Membership of a Professional organisation, such as IMechE, or aspirations to achieve, is desirable

    Interested?
    We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an ever growing innovative company at the leading edge of green technology. Our working environment is open, inspiring and international, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development.

    In return, an excellent remuneration package is offered which includes competitive basic salary, pension, bonus, and subsidised health care saving scheme.

    Closing Date:  26th October 2017